After a very promising start to the year I seem to have seen far fewer butterflies than I would expect. Butterfly populations can be very localized (a number of species are dependent on single plant varieties), and their numbers vary dramatically year on year depending on a range of weather conditions. I have, however, seen some. These were taken on Friday, out in the poppy field.
Large White Butterfly
I only saw one large white, but there were a number of these much smaller blues. I am always a little cautious about identifying the small blues but I think these are holly blues.
The final one in the series is a small skipper.